OSX as Syslog server

How to keep track of logs of a Cisco router using OSX? Easy task!

Enable syslog listener on OSX:

instructions here

add this line to /etc/syslog.conf

local7.* /var/log/cisco.log

enable logging on the router:

logging facility local7 ! ip address of iMac logging 10.0.0.1

install the Syslog Widget and configure it to check file /var/log/cisco.log.

Use GeekTool if you prefer to view logs on the desktop.

 
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